Updated Jun 6, 2018 - Technology

Is Alexa bad for kids?

Amazon’s new Magic Word feature rewards kids who are polite to Alexa. There's a good reason to teach them manners, CEO of Savvy Apps Ken Yarmosh tells Axios: when kids bark orders at digital assistants, that behavior could easily transfer to real human relationships.

Why it matters: Digital assistants, while useful, also raise big ethical questions about what role they should play in our current and future homes, especially for the nearly 40 million Americans who already use smart speakers.

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